Early Voting in Ohio Likely to Surpass 2012 Numbers
If it seems like more people are voting early, it’s because they are. A report released by the Ohio Democratic Party today revealed that as of Monday evening, 1.2 million Ohioans — approximately 10 percent of the state’s total population — have already cast their ballots in this year’s election. That’s up from 1.14 million Ohioans at the same point in time four years ago.
“What we’re seeing on the ground here in Ohio and in the early voting numbers is that voters are turning out at a high level, for both early in-person voting and voting by mail,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Cuyahoga, Franklin, Montgomery and Hamilton counties saw their largest early in-person voting numbers for 2016 over the weekend, with a major surge on Saturday and large ‘Souls to the Polls’ events on Sunday.”
The Democratic Party was also quick to point out that according to current analysis, the early voting turnout is indicating the more democrats have cast more ballots thus far, with a spread of 48 percent to 40 percent, with the remaining 12 percent being affiliated with third parties or no party.
A representative from the Ohio Republican Party could not be reached for comment at the time of publishing, but this story will be updated with more information if made available.
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